Celebration of Newtonmas

 

   On the last day of school before Sir Isaac Newton's birthday, December 25th, physics classes visit other science classes, the main office and other places where we are invited to sing Newtonmas carols.  Some of these "carols" were written by students in Mansfield, but the majority were found on other sites on the internet.  Credit is given to those schools (or students) where some songs were found.  Occasionally a few words were changed either for rhyme or to make it more appropriate to Mansfield High.  Rhyme and meter of the songs are as good as the writers made them.  We have a personal affection for the sound of "Gravity," "We three quarks," and "Here in static equilibrium."

   To celebrate, we also deliver apples (what else?) to every faculty member in the school with a card for Newtonmas.  The AP Physics class usually makes all those deliveries.  Occasionally we have goodies in class, apple newtons, apple chips, apple pie and apple juice are the most appropriate.

Click here for a pdf copy of the Newtonmas Carols from 2007

 

    Below is a copy of the "Newtonmas Card" which accompanies the delivery of the apples.



Gravity

(sung to "Jingle Bells")

by Alvin Lee, Wakefield High School, Arlington VA, 1982



A comet hit the earth;

It’s made of methane ice.

It makes a giant force.

Now, isn’t that so nice?

What made it come here thus?

What made it hit the earth?

The answer’s very clear my friend.

It fills you up with mirth.

O-o-o-o-oh!

Gravity, gravity,

Keeps us on the ground.

An apple fell on Newton’s head,

What goes up comes down.

O-o-o-o-oh

Gravity, gravity,

Mass times nine point eight

Remember travel very fast

If earth you must escape.

Walk around the earth.

Keep a steady pace.

If gravity weren’t here

You’s float away in space.

Call it what you want,

Call it any name.

This force is sure a heavy weight.

Attraction is its game.

O-o-o-o-oh!

Gravity, gravity,

Keeps us on the ground.

An apple fell on Newton’s head,

What goes up comes down.

O-o-o-o-oh

Gravity, gravity,

Mass times nine point eight

Remember travel very fast

If earth you must escape.

 

Alternate Beginning

When something hits the earth,

You'll notice in a trice,

It makes a great big bang,

Now isn't that so nice?

So what makes things fall down?

What makes them go ker-plop?

The answer's in this song, my friend,

We'll sing it 'till we drop.


Tycho, the Psycho

(sung to "Frosty, the Snowman")



Tycho, the psycho, was a jolly Danish soul.

With an astrolabe and a golden nose; to view the stars his goal.

To observe the stars, he built a lab in Uraniborg.

To find out more on the internet, type Tycho dot org.

There must have been some method in his observations ‘cause

When Kepler stole them from the lab, out popped Kepler’s Laws.

Tycho, the Psycho, never saw a telescope,

But his measurements were so darn good, we know he was no dope.


Jared, the Big-Mouthed Student

(sung to "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer") Michael Atwood, Mansfield, MA, 2000



Jared, the big-mouthed student,

Had very spikey hair.

And if you add Mike Wilkins,

You get Mr. G.’s nightmare.

None of the other students

Could get any class work done.

They were constantly distracted,

By Mike and Jared’s pun.

Then one freezing winter day,

Mr. G. saved them all,

He took Michael Wilkin’s desk,

And put it in the hall.

Then, all of the other students,

Could finally get to work.

They were very grateful,

Especially, Jason Burke.


Oh, Rest Ye Merry Physicists

(sung to "God, Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen")

(Jared Goldman Mansfield, MA 1998)



Oh, rest ye merry physicists

May nothing you dismay

For gravity was discovered

Here on Newtonmas Day

The idea, it was first conceived,

By Newton with his apple,

Chorus:

Oh, oh Newton discovered gravity, gravity

Oh, oh Newton discovered gravity

Because of this force gravity

What goes up can’t stay there

Two unhindered particles will

Meet ‘cause gravity’s there.

And ‘though its magnitude may change

Its effect is always there.


Deck the Physics Lab

(sung to "Deck the Halls")

by the physics students of Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt Germany, 1977



Deck the physics lab with lenses. Fa, la, la...

Light bends more when they are densest. Fa, la, la...

We can now observe reflection. Fa, la, la...

Not to mention its direction. Fa, la, la...

Stroboscopes are swiftly turning. Fa, la, la...

While our eager minds are learning. Fa, la, la...

Light diffraction we can now see. Fa, la, la...

See how fun our physics can be. Fa, la, la...


We Three Quarks

(sung to "We Three Kings") Fairfield, VA



We three quarks fine particles are.

Bearing charm we travel afar.

Fields and forces, spin of course is

Multiplied by h-bar.

Oh, Quarks are wondrous, quarks are light.

Quarks have colors, clear and bright.

Still misleading, still exceeding

All the physicists' insight.

We three quarks trade gluons all day.

All baryons are made in this way.

Confined inside, we always hide

Unseen forever stay.

Oh, quarks are wondrous, quarks are light.

Quarks stay smugly out of sight.

Still misleading, still exceeding

All the physicists' insight.


Rest Ye Merry Physics Profs

(sung to "Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") Fairfield, VA



God rest ye merry physics profs

Let nothing you dismay.

Don't moan or cry if you must all

Grade finals Newtonmas Day

To save you from the registrar

If grades aren't on the way.

Chorus:

O-oh, tidings of A's, B's and C's

Mostly C's

O-oh, tidings of A's, B's and C's


Deck the Halls

(sung to "Deck the Halls") Fairfield, VA



Deck the halls with spools of wire. Fa, la, la...

My oscilloscope's on fire. Fa, la, la...

Who has taken my resistors? Fa, la, la...

Sing a song of bad transistors. Fa, la, la...

Fill the lab with new amplifiers. Fa, la, la...

My new circuit has no wires. Fa, la, la...

All the Op-Amps have no gain. Fa, la, la...

Electronics is a pain. Fa, la, la...

Work till midnight, then work longer. Fa, la, la...

Watch that circuit still get stronger. Fa, la, la...

If it has a major defect. Fa, la, la...

Fix it as an Honors project. Fa, la, la...

Shoot the walls with Star Wars' phasers. Fa, la, la...

Made from Hunter's diode lasers. FA, la, la...

Though they glow with opalescence. Fa, la, la...

Still can't see the darn fluorescence. Fa, la, la...


Photocells

(sung to "Jingle Bells") Fairfield, VA



Dashing through space-time, at the speed of light

Through vector fields we go, with our colors bright.

Keeping constant speed, in every frame is right

Oh, what fun it is to be a photon in the night.

Chorus:

Decibels, Photo-cells! Now, I'm going to lase.

Oh, what fun it is to be a boson in the rays.

Hey! Grad of dels, colored gels, diffraction gratings blaze.

Oh, what fun it is to be a boson in the rays.

Cut across the lab, by a mirror steered

Through the slits we go, nothing do we fear.

Back again we come, to the screen we've veered.

Oh, what fun it is to be a photon interfered.

Chorus:


Oh, Physics Book

(sung to "Oh, Christmas Tree!") Fairfield, VA



Oh, Physics book! Oh, Physics book! At last we have you with us.

You came to us so clean and new, too bad the quarter's almost through.

Oh, Physics book! Oh, Physics book! Where were you in September?

Without your help, we struggled through. We failed our test because of you.

Oh, Physics book! Oh, Physics book! You filled our hearts with anger!


Oh, Physics Problem Set of Mine

(sung to "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem") Fairfield, VA



Oh, physics problem set of mine, you always seem so rough.

I don't know why light bends in glass, I guess I've had enough.

Yet, questions of refraction cover half the page.

My hopes and fears have added years to my once youthful age.

Oh, physics problem set of mine, I thought I had it made,

I worked all night to get you done and got a perfect grade.

Yet, with my perfect paper, I'm heading for a ledge;

Although I missed no problems, it's like standing on a wedge.


Galileo

(sung to: Little Drummer Boy) Kamehameha, HI



Come, he told me

pa rum pa pum pum

Four tiny moons to see

pa rum pa pum pum

Look through my telescope,

pa rum pa pum pum

They circle Jupiter,

pa rum pa pum pum

So much for Ptolemy,

pa rum pa pum pum

Wasn't he so dumb?

Take light and heavy balls,

pa rum pa pum pum

Drop them from Pisa’s walls

pa rum pa pum pum

They're falling just the same,

pa rum pa pum pum

I really like this game,

pa rum pa pum pum

Aristotle's all wrong,

pa rum pa pum pum

Wasn't he so dumb?


Rest Ye Merry Physicist

(sung to "Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") Fairfield, VA



God rest ye merry physicist, let nothing you dismay

Our brand new physics book arrived on this auspicious day.

To save us all from grief and pain that comes each testing day.

Refrain:

O-oh, pages of graphs and nodal lines, nodal lines.

O-oh, pages of graphs and nodal lines.

The onslaught of our physics test is terrible to hear,

But armed with our new physics book, we've nothing more to fear.

The vector graphs that horrified, now to our hearts are dear.

Refrain:

The wonders and the mysteries of light we never knew.

The wave form needs a medium, the particle model's through.

Diffraction and refraction and diffuse reflection too.

Refrain:


Physics, It's Not A Lie!

(sung to: Angels We Have Heard on High) Hazelwood, MO



Physics it is not a lie,

Study motion, sound and light.

If you think you have it made,

Wait until you see your grade.

Oh, o-o-o-o, Oh, o-o-o-o,

oh, o-o-o-o no-o,

Please give me at least a "B"

Oh, o-o-o-o, Oh, o-o-o-o,

oh, o-o-o-o no-o,

My parents can't take a "D."


The Twelve Days of Newtonmas

(sung to "Twelve Days of Christmas") Fairfield, VA



On the first day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

The acceleration of gravity

On the second day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Two torques a balanced...

On the third day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Three Laws of Motion...

On the fourth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Four fallen apples...

On the fifth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Five Newton's Rings...

On the sixth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Six Calculus differentials...

On the seventh day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Seven spectral colors...

On the eighth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Eight prisms refracting...

On the ninth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Nine point eight, a factor...

On the tenth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Ten reactions opposing...

On the eleventh day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Eleven measures of inertia...

On the twelfth day of Newtonmas, Sir Isaac gave to me

Twelve photons a flitting...


What Class is This?

(sung to: What Child is This? or Greensleeves)  Carolyn Benner, 1991, Granby, CT



What question's this. It makes no sense.

Oh, is it a lack of intelligence?

Believe me when I say it's true

That rotation will keep me after school.

This, this is physics class

Where we calculate force and mass.

Haste, haste, do not be late,

For labs we must simulate!

So bring your pen and pencil, too.

And your calculator will get you through.

Do not be 'fraid to square the V

Or combine Fc and change in d.

Facts, facts, you must know the truth

And show your work for credit and proof.

Hold dear to you, the physics array,

But remember gravity was born on Newtonmas Day!


Here comes Cavendish

(sung to: Here comes Santa Claus) Kamehameha, HI



Here comes Cavendish,

Here comes Cavendish

Right down Cavendish Lane--

Vixen Blitzen, and all the reindeer

Pullin' on the reins.

Cavendish knows the value of G

So all is merry and bright;

He found out experimentally

Being careful and he's right!


O Ptolemy

(sung to: O Christmas Tree) Kamehameha, HI



O Ptolemy, O Ptolemy,

your geocentric system,

O Ptolemy, O Ptolemy,

your geocentric system,

Explains retrograde motion

Through the use of epicycles--

O Ptolemy, O Ptolemy,

your geocentric system.


Nodal Lines

(sung to "Jingle Bells") Fairfield, VA



A day or two ago, I thought I'd check out light

To see if what I'd learned was absolutely right.

I held two pencils up, and put them near my eye,

And when I looked into the light, I knew it was no lie.

O-o-o-oh!

Nodal lines, nodal lines, shifting all in phase.

Oh, what fun it is to watch the pattern formed by waves.

Nodal lines, nodal lines, caused by bending light.

Oh, what fun diffraction is, unless the light's too bright.


Physics Class

(sung to: Silver Bells)



Physics class, physics class,

It's Newtonmas in physics class.

What is mass?

Will we pass?

Soon it will be Final time.

Physics problems,

we hate problems,

Stuck on frictional force;

In the lab, we're feeling confusion--

Many failing, few are passing,

Learning term after term,

And at every force vector

we scream.


I'll do Physics

(sung to: I'll Be Home For Christmas) Kamehameha, HI



I'll do physics this Christmas,

You can count on me.

I'll review, and study too,

And measure gravity.

Christmas Eve will find me

Where the study lamp gleams;

I'll do physics this Christmas--

And also in my dreams!


Here in Static Equilibrium

(sung to "Winter Wonderland," starts with "Sleigh Bells Ring")

by Alvin Lee, Wakefield High School, Arlington VA, 1983



All my moments have been canceled,

Sum of forces is zero,

I'm fully inert, and doing no work,

Here in static equilibrium.

Every push meets another;

Every pull has a counter;

The state I allude is true lassitude;

Here in static equilibrium.

All my forces balance out exactly.

You can even put me to the test.

Push me out in any direction,

And you'll find I'll no longer be at rest.

Can't you see that I'm happy?

Sitting here, calm and mellow?

Don't want to go home, so leave me alone,

Here in static equilibrium.


God Rest Ye, Merry Polish Man

(sung to: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen) Kamehameha, HI



God rest ye merry Polish Man

Let nothing you dismay,

The Earth is not the center of

The universe, I say.

The Earth revolves about the sun--

It's easier that way...

O-o, tidings of Copernicus, Copernicus

O-o, tidings of Copernicus.


Deck the Labs II

(sung to: Deck the Halls) Kamehameha, HI



Deck the labs with Newton's Laws

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

You should study them because

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

They'll be on the physics test

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

You won't want to say you guessed--

Fa la la la la, la la la la.


The Twelve Days of Physics

(sung to "The Twelve Days of Christmas") Fairfield, VA



On the first day of physics, my teacher gave to me

An electron with a small charge...

On the second day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Two static charges...

On the third day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Three cathode ray tubes...

On the fourth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Four nodal lines...

On the fifth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Five falling rocks...

On the sixth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Six wheels a turning...

On the seventh day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Seven solar systems...

On the eighth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Eight oscillations...

On the ninth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Nine nimble newtons...

On the tenth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Ten virgin vectors...

On the eleventh day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Eleven leaping light beams...

On the twelfth day of physics, my teacher gave to me

Twelve failing students...


The First Nodal

(sung to "The First Noel") Fairfield, VA



The first nodal, the teacher did say,

Was to certain poor students in labs as they play.

In lab as they, play, watching the light,

And arguing which one is wrong now or right.

Nodal, nodal, nodal, nodal,

Spilt is the water from our ripple tank.


Phrosty, the Photon

(sung to "Frosty, the Snowman") Fairfield, VA



Phrosty, the Photon was quite a quantum sight,

With zero mass, an endless life, and a speed approaching light.

There must have been some magic in the physics lab one year,

For when they studied X-ray beams, old Phrosty did appear.

Oh, Phrosty, the Photon says he knows he's not that large,

But he said one day if he comes this way, he'll give us all a charge.

Thumpity, thump, thump. Thumpity, thump, thump,

Moving fast as light.

Thumpity, thump, thump. Thumpity, thump, thump,

Phrosty's out of sight.


Newton's Laws

(sung to: Mele Kalikimaka) Kamehameha, HI



Objects in uniform motion

will remain that way,

On a bright Hawaiian Newtonmas Day,

Unless acted upon by an unbalanced force,

In the land where palm trees sway.

Here, we know that F = ma,

And for every force there is

an equal and opposite force.

Objects in uniform motion

are Isaac Newton's way

To say merry physics to you!


Aristotle

(sung to: Deck the Halls) Kamehameha, HI



Deck the Halls with Aristotle,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

He said that we have four elements,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

He's the guy with starry spheres,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

They're made out of quintessence,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.

He thinks that heavy objects,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

Fall faster than the light ones,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

But we know he's full of baloney,

Fa la la la la, la la la la,

Galileo showed that' phoney,

Fa la la la la, la la la la.


Tycho the Psycho

(sung to: Frosty the Snowman) Kamehameha, HI



Tycho the psycho,

was a jolly Danish soul,

With an astrolabe and a golden nose,

and two eyes as good as gold.

Tycho the psycho,

he built Uraniborg,

And when he was finally dead and gone,

They put him in the morgue.

There must have been

some method in

His observations, 'cause

when Kepler stole them from the lab

Out popped Kepler's Laws.

Tycho the psycho

never saw a telescope,

But his measurements were

so dog-gone good,

That we know he was no dope.


Kepler's Laws

(sung to: Jingle Bells) Kamehameha, HI



A day or two ago,

I thought of Kepler's first.

I was so dog-gone proud,

I thought that I would burst.

The orbit's an ellipse,

One focus is the sun,

That's his law of ellipses--

Now, isn't this good fun?

If we talk about

Planets 'round the sun,

T squared over R cubed,

Always equals one!

And if you draw a line,

Connecting both of these--

The space swept out in equal times

Is equal as two peas!

Chorus:

Kepler's Laws, Kepler's Laws,

Made black and white the gray.

Oh, what fun it is to think of

Kepler every day -- hey!

Kepler's Laws, Kepler's Laws,

Made black and white the gray.

Oh what fun it is to think of

Kepler every day.


I’m Dreaming of Physics

(sung to: White Christmas) Nancy Fung, 1997, Mansfield, MA



I’m dreaming of a physics problem,

Especially those solved with theorems.

Whether there is an X Y plane,

Or a complex collision train,

I’m hoping there’ll be an answer to find, to find.

I know there’s a holiday break,

There’ll be tons of snowballs to make.

But that won’t stop me,

From deriving freely.

I’ll stimulate my mind, my mind.

I’ll think of views of relativity,

And study superfluidity,

While drawing free body diagrams in the snow,

Trying to learn all there is to know.

And may I find a solution of every kind.


Feliz Físicas

(sung to Feliz navidad)  Jennifer Love



Feliz Físicas...

Feliz Físicas...

Feliz físicas a todas los estudiantes de Gliniewicz

Ojála que no olviden

Todas sus reglas y formulas

Porque así es

Fallarán en sus examenes

Chorus:

Cuando regresen a la escuela

Traigan sus libros sobre sus cabezas

Estén listo para aprender

Y todos se divertirán.


“GOD REST YE MERRY PHYSICIST” (sung to “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”)

by the physics students of Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt Germany, 1978



God rest ye merry phys-i-cist, let nothing you dismay,

Our brand new physics books we have received this very day.

To save us all from grief and pain that comes next testing day,



REFRAIN: Ohhhh, pages of graphs and nodal lines, nodal lines,

Ohhh pages of graphs and nodal lines.



The onslaught of our physics test is terrible to hear,

But armed with our new physics book we’ve nothing more to fear.

The vector graphs that horrified now to our hearts are dear,



REFRAIN



The wonders and the mys-ter-ies of light we never knew,

The wave form needs a med-i-um, the particle model’s through.

Diffraction and refraction and diffuse reflection, too,



REFRAIN


NODAL LINES” (sung to “Jingle Bells)

by the physics students of Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt, Germany, 1977



A day or two ago, I thought I’d check out light,

to see if what I’d heard was absolutely right.

I held two pencils up, and put them to my eye,

and when I looked into the light I knew it was no lie!!

Ohhhhhh,

Nodal lines, nodal lines, shifting all in phase.

Oh what fun it is to watch the pattern formed by rays.

Nodal lines, nodal lines, caused by bending light.

Oh what fun diffraction is unless the light’s too bright!!


“TO THE JUDGE” (sung to “Jingle Bells)

by Cliff Hall, Wakefield High School, Arlington VA, 1985



Dashing though the snow in a four door Chevrolet,

O’er the curb we go, sliding all the way.

Honking at the boy who is on the sled.

Will an icy crash we see complete with flattened head?

Ohhhhh,

To the judge, to the judge, to the judge we say,

“Inertia is that property that kept us on our way.”

To the judge, to the judge, to the judge we say,

“It’s not our fault, blame Newton’s Laws,

they made us go that way!!”


“DECK THE PHYSICS LAB” (sung to “Deck the Halls”)

by the physics students of Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt Germany, 1976



Deck the physics lab with lenses, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la;

Light bends more when they are densest, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la,la;

We can now observe reflection, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la;

Not to mention its direction, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la.



Stroboscopes are swiftly turning, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la;

While our eager minds are learning, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la;

Light diffraction we can now see, fa, la, la, la la, la, la, la, la;

See how FUN our physics can be? Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!


JAMES CLERK MAXWELL

(Tune: Good King Wenceslas)

North Arizona University

James Clerk Maxwell did look out
On the fields of Faraday.
Where the charge lay round about
Scattered this and that‑a‑way.
Twisted boundaries in and out
Raised to strange potentials.
If solutions could be found,
It would be providential.

Then came four equations out
With assorted Theorems,
Complex singularities,
Maxwell didn't fear 'em.
Tamed the demons, wrote a book,
Set right former errors.
Gave to theorists pure delight,
And to students terrors!


Oh Gravity

(Melody: O Christmas Tree)

O Gravity, O Gravity,
All Newton's theories crowning,
Where e'er we be, land, air, or sea,
We're subject to your "downing"
F equals G, m-one, m-two,
All over R squared, yes, it's true.
O Gravity, O Gravity,
We cannot flee, you guarantee!


If You Throw a Ball on High

(to the tune of "Angels We Have Heard on High")

 

If you throw a ball on high

Central forces bring it nigh

If it starts out upward bound

Further east it will be found

Cor.....iolis

In acceleration

Cor.......iolis

In acceleration

Use Lorentz's transform law

Yes, I see dee tee dee tau

Relativity is fun

Four vec-tors are quickly done

Lor.......entz

In acceleration

Lor....entz

In acceleration

It you send your twin away

She will have a slower day.

If you watch each other's clocks

Then you have a paradox,

Ein......stein

In time dilation

Ein......stein

In time dilation

Superconductivity

There's no resistivity

But it stops at three degrees

So we work in the deep freeze.

He........lium

In refrigeration

He.......lium

In refrigeration,


Awake in the Library

( to the tune of "Away in a Manger" )

 

Awake in the library

Late Saturday night,

The poor physics majors

Pondered their plight.

The problem set lo-ong

and no end in sight.

Of all of the answers

Not one was right.

They used all the tricks that

The teachers had taught:

Expand about zero then

Drop x sub-naught.

Divide the right si-ide

By modulo z.

If that doesn’t work,

Let pi approach three.

So up in the library

At four in the morn,

The poor physics majors of

All hopes were shorn.

The sun rose that morning;

The stars went away.

But through their next classes

Asleep there they lay.


Refraction

(Melody: God Rest Ye merry, Gentlemen)

Light travels in straight lines,

that is unless somehow it’s turned.

It can reflect (or bounce right back),

But that’s quite eas’ly learned.

Refraction is the property

with which we’re now concerned:

Chorus:

Oh - Sine theta-one times index one

is equal to

Sine theta-two times index two!

Refraction is the bending

which is caused by changing speed.

When entering at an angle,

light will bend, and then proceed--

to travel in a new straight line,

wherever that may lead.

Oh - Sine theta-one times index one

is equal to

Sine theta-two times index two!

Now since the bending’s caused by changing speed, we have a clue

To calculate light’s speed in any medium, (it’s true!)

n-one v-one is equal to n-two times v-two.

Oh - Sine theta-one times index one

is equal to

Sine theta-two times index two!

When slowing down the light bends ‘toward the normal’ as they say.

When speeding-up it will bend from the normal away --

Until the angle critical is reached to our dismay!

Oh - Sine theta-one times index one

is equal to

Sine theta-two times index two!



 

Below Are some links to other Physics' Songs

Some have musical accompaniment or the Actual Song

Speedy, the visible Light ray

The Three Nesses

In my mind, i've got physics equations

Rudolph, the bright red photon

Physics Wonderland

I've got physics

The Alpha Decay song

Stuck In An Infinite Loop

The Element Song by Tom Lehrer

Physical Limericks